Gillian-Barre Syndrome, known as GBS came upon me quickly.
Doctors of two hospitals were reluctant to diagnose my sudden attack of paralysis as GBS because it is “rare.”
Getting ready for church, I just fell 3 times. By noon I felt pulsating sensations in the back of head close to the neck. 2 hours later I had trouble getting up from a chair and within the next hour my legs would not hold me up.
I was taken to a small city hospital and many tests/scans were made. During that time my
hands became unusable. A young doctor (relative) 300 miles away researched and requested that I be checked for GBS. Doctors dismissed the idea because GBS is rare. Hubby requested us to be transferred to a well known big city hospital. I insisted on signing in other than just an X. By midnight, I was having a blood cleansing of plasma. Put to bed to sleep. Sometime later I woke. Some thing was “amiss” with my hand. Opening my eyes, I found my arm straight and my hand waving, IT WAS MOVING! Total of 5 plasma removables exactly 48 hours apart I was on the way of recovery. Though it took over a month more before I was released. I used a walker for 3 months, slowly weaning myself as I improved via physical therapy & time.